Biography & Autobiography

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Isabel de Madariaga

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300119739

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

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Ivan IV, 'the Terrible' (1533-1584), is one of the key figures in Russian history, yet he has remained among the most neglected. Notorious for pioneering a policy of unrestrained terror—and for killing his own son—he has been credited with establishing autocracy in Russia. This is the first attempt to write a biography of Ivan from birth to death, to study his policies, his marriages, his atrocities, and his disordered personality, and to link them as a coherent whole. Isabel de Madariaga situates Ivan within the background of Russian political developments in the sixteenth century. And, with revealing comparisons with English, Spanish, and other European courts, she sets him within the international context of his time. The biography includes a new account of the role of astrology and magic at Ivan's court and provides fresh insights into his foreign policy. Facing up to problems of authenticity (much of Ivan's archive was destroyed by fire in 1626) and controversies which have paralyzed western scholarship, de Madariaga seeks to present Russia as viewed from the Kremlin rather than from abroad and to comprehend the full tragedy of Ivan's reign.
History

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Robert Payne

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780815412298

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 451

This definitive biography offers abundant details on the life of Russian Czar Ivan IV, including his violent moodswings and his callous cruelty.
History

The Image of Ivan the Terrible in Russian Folklore

The Image of Ivan the Terrible in Russian Folklore

Author: Maureen Perrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521891000

Category: History

Page: 284

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A study of Ivan the Terrible's depiction in Russian folklore, and the controversies surrounding it.
Russia

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Sergeĭ Fedorovich Platonov

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003112993

Category: Russia

Page: 166

View: 836

History

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Maureen Perrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317894674

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 764

This is the first major re-assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post-Soviet period. It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar – whether as ‘crazed tyrant’ and ‘evil genius’, on the one hand, or as a ‘great and wise statesman’, on the other – to provide a more balanced picture. It examines the ways in which Ivan’s policies contributed to the creation of Russia’s distinctive system of unlimited monarchical rule. Ivan is best remembered for his reign of terror, the book pays due attention to the horrors of his executions, tortures and repressions, especially in the period of the oprichnina (1565-72), when he mysteriously divided his realm into two parts, one of which was under the direct control of the tsar and his oprichniki (bodyguard). This work argues that the often gruesome forms assumed by the terror reflected not only Ivan’s personal cruelty and sadism, but also his religious views about the divinely ordained right of the tsar to punish his treasonous subjects, just as sinners were punished in Hell. Primarily chronological in its organisation, the book focuses on three main aspects of Ivan’s power: the territorial expansion of the state, the mythology, rituals and symbols of monarchy; and the development of the autocratic system of rule.
History

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Charles J. Halperin

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822987222

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 533

Ivan the Terrible is infamous as a sadistic despot responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people, particularly during the years of the oprichnina, his state-within-a-state. Ivan was the first ruler in Russian history to use mass terror as a political instrument. However, Ivan’s actions cannot be dismissed by attributing the behavior to insanity. Ivan interacted with Muscovite society as both he and Muscovy changed. This interaction needs to be understood in order properly to analyze his motives, achievements, and failures. Ivan the Terrible: Free to Reward and Free to Punish provides an up-to-date comprehensive analysis of all aspects of Ivan’s reign. It presents a new interpretation not only of Ivan’s behavior and ideology, but also of Muscovite social and economic history. Charles Halperin shatters the myths surrounding Ivan and reveals a complex ruler who had much in common with his European contemporaries, including Henry the Eighth.
History

Ivan the Terrible in Russian Historical Memory since 1991

Ivan the Terrible in Russian Historical Memory since 1991

Author: Charles J. Halperin

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 9781644695890

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 642

Tsar Ivan the Terrible (Ivan IV, 1533-1584) is one of the most controversial rulers in Russian history, infamous for his cruelty. He was the first Russian ruler to use mass terror as a political instrument, and the only Russian ruler to do so before Stalin. Comparisons of Ivan to Stalin only exacerbated the politicization of his image. Russians have never agreed on his role in Russian history, but his reign is too important to ignore. Since the abolition of censorship in 1991 professional historians and amateurs have grappled with this problem. Some authors have manipulated that image to serve political and cultural agendas. This book explores Russia’s contradictory historical memory of Ivan in scholarly, pedagogical and political publications.
History

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Alexander Filjushkin

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781473815599

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 157

An in-depth look at the military strategy of the first Russian ruler to invade Europe. Ivan’s campaigns against the Livonian Confederation were initially very successful. In 1558, Russian soldiers occupied Dorpat and Narva, and laid siege to Reval, creating vital trade routes over the Baltic Sea. At the Battle of Ergema, the Russians defeated the knights of the Livonian Order, fueling Ivan’s dreams of a Russian Empire. However, as Erik XIV of Sweden recaptured Reval, and the Poles joined forces with the Lithuanians, the war began to turn against Ivan. In 1571, an army of 120,000 Crimean Tatars crossed the River Ugra, crushed the Russian defenses, and burned Moscow to the ground. As Ivan became increasingly paranoid and violent, he carried out a number of terrible massacres. It is thought that more than forty thousand were killed when the Russians sacked the town of Novgorod in 1570, and many were tortured and murdered in front of Ivan and his son. This book describes the organization and equipment of the tsar’s army and the forces of his enemies, the Poles, Lithuanians, Tatars, and Livonian Knights. The narrative examines all of Russia’s military campaigns in Eastern Europe and Western Siberia during the period of 1533 to 1584—in the first specialist study of Ivan the Terrible’s military strategy to be published in English.
History

The Cult of Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia

The Cult of Ivan the Terrible in Stalin's Russia

Author: M. Perrie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403919694

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 780

Ivan IV, the sixteenth-century Russian tsar notorious for his reign of terror, became an unlikely national hero in the Soviet Union during the 1940s. This book traces the development of Ivan's positive image, placing it in the context of Stalin's campaign for patriotism. In addition to historians' images of Ivan, the author examines literary and artistic representations, including Sergei Eisenstein's famous film, banned for its depiction of the tsar which was interpreted as an allegorical criticism of Stalin.
History

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Alexander Filjushkin

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 9781848325043

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 111

Ivan was also the first Russian ruler to invade Europe, and his Campaigns against the Livonian Confederation were initially very successful. In 1558, Russian soldiers occupied Dorpat and Narva, and laid siege to Reval, creating vital trade routes over the Baltic Sea. At the Battle of Ergema the Russians defeated the knights of the Livonian Order, fuelling Ivan's dreams of a Russian Empire. However, as Erik XIV of Sweden recaptured Reval, and the Poles joined forces with the Lithuannians, the war began to turn against Ivan. In 1571, an army of 120,000 Crimean Tatars crossed the River Ugra, crushed the Russian defences, and burned Moscow to the ground. As Ivan became increasingly paranoid and violent, he carried out a number of terrible massacres. It is thought that more than forty thousand were killed when the Russians sacked the town of Novgorod in 1570, and many were tortured and murdered in front of Ivan and his son. Ivan the Terrible describes the organisation and equipment of the tsar's army and the forces of his enemies, the Poles, Lithuanians, Tatars and Livonian Knights. The narrative examines all of Russia's military campaigns in Eastern Europe and Western Siberia during the period of 1533 to 1584. This is the first specialist study of Ivan the Terrible's military strategy to be published in English.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Sean Price

Publisher: Wicked History

ISBN: 0531125971

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 963

A biography of Russia's first tsar Ivan the Terrible that describes his life, cruelty, andvictims.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Author: Don Nardo

Publisher: Blackbirch PressInc

ISBN: 156711900X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 116

View: 223

A biography of the infamous czar.